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Dark Chocolate Orange Brownie Balls

January 7, 2011

Since it’s Sugar-Free Week, I’m not eating any sugar. I was craving a snack but I wanted it to be sweet!

What to do, what to do?

Make Alex’s Chocolate Mint Balls!

I followed her recipe exactly and they came out amazing! You know how much I love chocolate and mint!

Then I started thinking of a new concoction! I was all out of dates, but I had a whole bag of dried apricots!

Dark Chocolate Orange Brownie Balls

3/4 cup almonds

10 dried apricots

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon orange extract

1. Add all ingredients in your food processor, in order listed. Process until dough forms, shape into balls. Store in plastic baggies and refrigerate. They’re better cold!

These are so fudgey and delicious, trust me on these! They will blow your mind! If you don’t have orange extract, you might be able to get away with vanilla.

They’re perfect for satisfying my 3 o’ clock hunger woes! I always just have one and it’s enough! They’re delicious!

43 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2011 9:31 am

    That sounds so good! It’s funny how you mention that they’re better cold, I find chocolaty things usually do taste better cold 🙂 Great bellies think alike 😛

  2. spoonfulofsugarfree permalink
    January 7, 2011 9:35 am

    Yay! Glad you liked them 🙂 I love making orange-spice balls: almonds, dates, orange zest, cinnamon….mm…

  3. January 7, 2011 10:04 am

    Nice substitutions!!!

  4. January 7, 2011 10:33 am

    Yum! Orange + chocolate is one of my favorite combinations.

  5. January 7, 2011 10:49 am

    these look good!

    True Fact, I LOVE chocolate and mint together too! The best!

    Oh the orange and choco combo rocks, did u ever see that chocolate orange candy at the store, it looks like a little orange and its chocolate covered orange flavor, its sooooooooooooooooo good!

    Happy Friday! xoxo

    • January 7, 2011 2:52 pm

      Yeah! The chocolate ball that you crack apart and it breaks into orange sections? I used to love those!

  6. January 7, 2011 11:02 am

    Orange and chocolate go SO well together! It’s amazing!! I love your Snoopy plate!! 🙂

  7. January 7, 2011 11:10 am

    Oh my goodness. Those sound amazing. I know my next sweet I’m making. 🙂

  8. January 7, 2011 12:25 pm

    that sounds SO GOOD! You are so creative!

  9. January 7, 2011 2:02 pm

    Yum! I think I’ll make these with dried plums. I’m not a huge fan of them plain, so a little chocolate would be perfect 🙂

  10. January 7, 2011 3:37 pm

    mmm those sound awesome. i really want to make those now!

  11. January 7, 2011 4:06 pm

    Those look great! I love the combo of chocolate and orange. Thanks for the recipe! I just found your blog, and really like it!

  12. January 7, 2011 5:44 pm

    Oooh looks yummy! And simple too! 🙂

  13. January 7, 2011 5:49 pm

    So delicious looking!! I so need to buy some flavored extracts other than vanilla. I want to experiment with this! Its looks like a perfect go to dessert for me 🙂

  14. January 7, 2011 6:37 pm

    mm! I like chocolate and mint!
    Unfortatly I have NEVER liked the taste of mint and fruity stuff together!

    • January 8, 2011 9:25 pm

      I don’t like mint and fruity stuff together either, but the cocoa powder totally masks the flavor of the dates!

  15. January 7, 2011 6:58 pm

    So I am going to go an make these… Love it 🙂

  16. January 7, 2011 6:58 pm

    So I am going to go and make these… Love it 🙂

  17. January 7, 2011 7:51 pm

    I hadn’t really thought of combining apricots and dark chocolate before. Hmm…sounds delicious!

  18. January 7, 2011 7:56 pm

    You’re doing so great with your no-sugar kick! Bravo, and these little balls look so yummy! It’s amazing that there’s really no sugar in them, they seem so sweet-looking!

  19. January 7, 2011 8:48 pm

    what a great combo! i’ve got a whole box of oranges and i thiiink i know what i’m gonna do with themmmm 🙂 thanks girl!

    • January 8, 2011 9:27 pm

      My photo is probably a bit misleading, but you make these with dried apricots, I don’t think oranges would work! Just wanted to clear that up! Thanks for the sweet comment! 🙂

  20. January 8, 2011 12:11 am

    These look great! I love dried apricots! Great job on the sugar-free week!

  21. January 8, 2011 2:56 am

    oh wow sounds great! choc and orange go wonderful together!

  22. January 8, 2011 8:19 am

    I’ve been wanting to make Larabar-type things in the food processor. I’m thinking either Carrot Cake or Banana Bread. Which one would you rather see?

    • January 8, 2011 9:29 pm

      I’ve actually made both Carrot Cake and Banana Bread Larabars! The banana ones are difficult because you have to dehydrate the banana slices in the oven for a looooong time and I don’t like the taste of cooked bananas too much! But I made CleanTeenKelsey’s Carrot Cake ones and they are delicious!

  23. January 8, 2011 8:41 am

    Raw snacks are just the way to go. I made flax-date balls the other day and they’re addicting. Your ideas look great too!

  24. January 8, 2011 12:56 pm

    Love the idea of serving them cold – as much as I like warm/room-temperature desserts, I’m a huge fan of the cold/sweet combo 🙂

    Good call with the extract – definitely helps the flavor!

  25. January 8, 2011 3:55 pm

    uhm…so i think these just stole my heart 🙂 yum!

  26. January 8, 2011 5:55 pm

    Gee – these look delicious!

  27. January 8, 2011 6:44 pm

    These are PERFECT!!

  28. January 8, 2011 8:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, those sound so tasty!

  29. January 9, 2011 1:57 pm

    Yum! Off to get some dates!…

  30. January 9, 2011 9:11 pm

    I gave you the stylish blogger award on my blog!

  31. January 11, 2011 2:23 pm

    Those sound great-i’m not sure what better way to hit the spot while nixing sugar!!!


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